Viasna website blocked again
The Belarusian authorities have enforced another blocking of access to the website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”. In particular, employees of government institutions cannot access the resource, which is “blocked under the laws of the Republic of Belarus.”
Under a new law active since 1 January 2015, the authorities can block websites after two minor violations. At the same time, the Information Ministry has a right to block online resources for a single violation of the law.
Moreover, representatives of the Ministry do not disclose the blacklists of banned sites and do not report the reasons for blocking them.
There are numerous ways of bypassing censorship on the Internet. Users can view restricted resources through other unrestricted resources.
You can also access the major human rights news by following Viasna’s Facebook account.